"H.R. 2118 ensures that states that choose to have pro-growth, right-to-work policies will not be intimidated and threatened by the NLRB," Chaffetz said. "Deciding whether or not a state action violates federal law should be made by the DOJ, not a board of union friendly, politically motivated appointees."

The bill would allow the NLRB to sue individuals and companies, but strikes it's authority to sue states on the grounds that a state action conflicts with the NLRA. Reps. Trey GowdyTrey GowdyGowdy won't use Oversight gavel to probe Russia GOP rep Gowdy on healthcare bill: ‘I try really hard not to give the Senate advice’ Overnight Cybersecurity: Obama DHS chief defends Russian hack response | Trump huddles on grid security | Lawmakers warned about cyber threat to election systems MORE (R-SC) and Joe WilsonJoe WilsonLobbying World OPINION: We must reject toxic rhetoric after violence in Virginia Labor Department falters on fiduciary rule MORE (R-SC) are cosponsors of the bill.

Republicans are also up in arms about the NLRB's decision to sue Boeing over that company's 2009 decision to set up new production facilities in South Carolina, a right to work state. The NLRB alleges that this decision was meant to retaliate against striking workers in Washington state.